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In this Aug. 1, 2013, photo, Donna Heller poses for a photo in Burleson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Cause of stomach illness difficult to detect

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donna Heller thought she had cancer. But multiple visits to the doctor after a month with debilitating nausea and diarrhea didn’t yield any answers. Convinced she was dying, she met with her […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Stomach bug in 2 states linked to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska has been linked to salad mix served at local Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and supplied by a Mexican farm. The outbreak […]

08/04/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

FDA links stomach bug in 2 states to Mexican farm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an outbreak of stomach illnesses in Iowa and Nebraska is linked to salad mix served at Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants in those states and […]

08/02/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

Experts: Health risks higher from packaged greens

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The outbreak of a stomach bug two states have linked to bagged salad came as little surprise to food safety experts, who say the process of harvesting, washing and packaging […]

08/01/2013

In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

5 things to know about stomach bug outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states. Iowa and Nebraska have linked some cases in their […]

07/31/2013

In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer points to a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, […]

07/23/2013

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Judge: Some baby foods don’t require lead warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A California judge tentatively ruled this week that some baby foods carrying small amounts of lead do not have to display warning labels. While both sides in the argument acknowledged the […]

07/19/2013

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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]

07/18/2013

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Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day […]

07/08/2013

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More C-sections are now done closer to due date

ATLANTA (AP) — Not only has the nation’s high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother’s due date, a new government report found. Figures […]

06/26/2013

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Gov’t proposes safety labels for tenderized beef

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thoroughly. The Agriculture Department on Thursday proposed to require the new […]

06/06/2013

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Fever hits thousands in parched West farm region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming […]

05/05/2013

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